School Health: Be Fragrance-Free

Things you might not think about regarding your school.

I have recently learned that some schools allow the use of fragrance in the classroom.

Unfortunately, fragrance can cause breathing difficulties, especially for those with asthma. Fragrances in scented wax products, vaporizers, soaps, cleaning products, perfumes, or colognes may also adversely affect brain and immune function, and may cause muscle pain, nose bleeds, and digestive imbalances.

A school with a fragrance-free policy is one that puts their student’s health first.

The Healthy Schools Network has compiled a comprehensive handout to help parents understand how school indoor air pollution that may affect their children’s health and how to address any issues. For more information click here.

Click here for additional resources on Dr. Rodgers’ website.